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Poster: Fact_Checker Date: Aug 14, 2009 3:23pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: titles sold at K-Mart

Guyzilla wrote: "The work in question shows up in no less than four bloopers vhs tapes I have in my collection, three of which were bought in reputable retail stores like K-mart, and another tape bought through mail order from Something Weird Video during their "pre-Image" days, so these are more likely to be PD."

K-Mart and a lot of other reputable stores sold VHS copies from PD labels of such titles as "March of the Wooden Soldiers" although they were infringements of "Babes in Toyland" (I wrote about this in another IA thread within the last two weeks or so) and the Charlie Chan "Meeting at Midnight" although that is an infringement of "Black Magic." Both are cases of a film with a newer title infringing on a copyright validly renewed. The K-Mart factor doesn't make something sold there legit. More likely than a tape sold mail-order from a PO box, yes, but not a guarantee.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Aug 14, 2009 5:18pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: titles sold at K-Mart

I never really thought that a video purchased in K-mart automatically meant that a product was legit, especially after what knowledge I've managed to pick up the last couple of months or so since I started contributing movies and clips. In fact, if I had gotten around to these bloopers two months ago, I might have gone ahead and put them up without asking anyone anything. Now that I know better, no, I won't upload, not without checking here first. Back when I bought these videos years ago, I didn't understand the concept of copyright at all. It's too bad, really, these clips are pretty funny. But If they're not PD, then they're not PD. When I put something up here, I want it to stay. I don't want to go to the trouble of editing, converting, and uploading something if I have to take it down later. That's wasted effort, and I'm not into that. Thanks for all the input, everybody. It was very educational.